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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, BS


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About the Program

Prepare for a career in fisheries research and management, lake and stream management, aquaculture, and interdisciplinary studies of environmental problems. Studies emphasize understanding ecosystems function, natural and human disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. You are preparing for work in public organizations (state/federal fish and wildlife), not-for-profit organizations (Nature Conservancy), private consulting firms, or for graduate studies (MS, PhD, DVM). This degree meets the educational requirements for the American Fisheries Society’s Professional Certification.

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (59 credits)


Major Selectives (6 credits)


  • FNR Physcal science selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • FNR Physcal science selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (50-51 credits)


Electives (10-11 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Additional Requirements


Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements


14-15 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


6 Credits


12 Credits


15 Credits


12 Credits


Spring 4th Year


13-14 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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